2023 Election: Lawmaker Wants FG To Address Insecurity Across Nigeria

2023 Election: Lawmaker Wants FG To Address Insecurity Across Nigeria

By Paul Effiong, Abuja

A lawmaker representing Taka/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano State, Hon. Shamsudeen Bello Dambazau has called on the Federal Government to immediately address all kinds of insecurity currently plaguing some parts of the country to enable Nigerians participate fully during next month’s general elections.

Hon. Danbazau made the call yesterday  while briefing correspondents covering House of Representatives at National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

The lawmaker also urged the federal government to sack  heads of security agencies who fail to deal with the spate of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping as well as other acts of criminalities in the country.

He  informed  that government’s inability to address insecurity in the country may jeopardize the conduct of the February general  elections as many Nigerians will be disenfranchised from performing  their civic duties.

Reacting to questions on whether the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would deploy technology, expecially the BVAS during next month’s polls, he  answered affirmatively advising the Commission to send additional Budget proposal to National Assembly to enable it utilize technology for the elections in case they are financially challenged.

Hon Dambazau  equally spoke with passion on his party’s willingness to ensure a free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.

He however,  maintained that insecurity in the country has been addressed by the government claiming that the period between 2014 and 2015, many Nigerians were always afraid of their lives because of incessant bombing across the country even in Abuja.

He further disclosed while reacting to questions on what APC government has been  doing to tackle  insecurity in Nigeria, he explained that many drones as well as super jet fighters has been procured  in recent times.

He informed correspondents that different drones and other Hi-Tech security equipment are already being deployed by the federal government to different parts of the country to ensure a safe and conducive atmosphere for all Nigerians.

Hon Dambazau  while reacting to questions  about the public perception of his party’s presidential flag beare’s health condition,  argued  that his Party presidential  candidate has  been jumping and dancng  across states of the federation  in the course of political campaigns.

On inter-agency collaboration, the lawmaker advised all security agencies to share ideas and information inorder to fight the common enemy of the country.

Hon. Dambazau equally  suggested  that  heads of security agencies including the military shoud be held accountable for security breakdown  in the country stressing that there is need to set agenda for them as a way of evaluating their general performances index.

On his inability to secure a second term to represent his constituency,  Hon. Danbazau claimed  that such questions should be for his supporters and constituents adding that he has given adequate representation to  his people within his tenure in the House.

He also  attributed  his failure to return to the House to divine providence.

He called on Nigerians to ensure emergence of credible leaders through their PVCs as 2023 election is in the offing.

It would be recalled that there has been several security challenges and  attacks across the country among which included the kidnapp of 32 train passengers last weekend  in Edo state.

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